Liudmyla Totsyna

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Location: Mariupol, Donetsk oblast

School: Mariupol State Lyceum

Subject: English

After studying in the United States, Ludmila began to open the world to her students. She offered to organize Cambridge tests in her lyceum, and together with her students, she took part in an international workshop on media literacy and GOCamp camps. Her students are finalists of the FLEX exchange program, all-Ukrainian Greenwich competitions, a video contest of the US Embassy, and awardees of the Ukrainian Small Academy of Sciences.

What is your teaching superpower?

Sharing is caring. This is my superpower: the desire to share knowledge, experience, information, positivity, smile, and warmth.

21st Century Teacher: Who are they in a nutshell?

Motivator, versatile, professional.

What phrase of your students gives you wings?

“Thank you for the smile on your face, for all the good and bad grades, for the knowledge you give to your students!”

Top skills you have acquired during distance learning.

During the quarantine, I had to work much harder, so I became a pro at multitasking. The ability to multitask is a necessary skill of the XXI century.

Your professional dream.

My dream is to debunk the myth of the “degradation” of teachers at school. I want Ukraine’s education to change for the better. Only together can we do it.